Cumberland Park closed through weekend after child injured - WKRN News 2

Cumberland Park closed through weekend after child injured

Posted: Updated: April 21, 2012 12:30 PM CDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Metro police said a nine-year-old boy suffered an injured thumb Friday after a tile piece of the climbing wall came loose at the recently opened Cumberland Park in downtown Nashville.

The incident happened Friday afternoon while the boy was trying to scale the wall, police said.

Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency announced the park would be closed for the weekend while repairs were made.

Inspections would also take place.

"We're taking this incident very seriously and want to make sure parents feel safe in bringing their children to Cumberland Park," said MDHA director Phil Ryan in a press release.

The sub-contractor who installed the tiles would begin work to attach metal fasteners to the approximately 125 tiles in the park.

A third party masonry company would be called to inspect the final work, said Ryan in the release.

Ryan said the park would remain closed until the repairs were finished.

The park opened to the public last Sunday.

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